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Extended Essay

The Extended Essay is a 3000 - 4000 word research paper that is required for all full Diploma Candidates.  It is completed between April of the junior year and February of senior year.  Much of your research and writing is done in IB Senior Seminar class. 

The EE is an in-depth investigation into a specific research question chosen by the student.  It is intended to promote high-level research and writing skills, intellectual discovery and creativity.  Students may choose their own topic and research question from a wide variety of possible subjects: English, history, math, science, foreign language, art, theater, psychology, political science, environmental systems and society, and more.  


The EE is graded by IB on an A-E scale.  Along with the TOK Essay, the EE is worth up to three bonus points towards your IB diploma (see the points matrix below).  Completing the EE with a passing score is required to earn an IB Diploma.  


EE TOK Bonus Points